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Saratoga parade candy to be handed out, not tossed

The Uncle Sam Chorus sings during the Saratoga Elks Flag Day parade on Broadway in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
The Uncle Sam Chorus sings during the Saratoga Elks Flag Day parade on Broadway in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
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Children on the hunt for candy at the Elks Flag Day Parade Saturday afternoon can leave their catcher's mitts at home. On the advice of city police, the Elks have asked groups participating in the annual procession to refrain from tossing candy out into the crowds along Broadway. Instead, they are asking marchers to simply have someone handing out candy to reduce the chance of a child running into the street and potentially getting struck ...


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rswanker
June 14, 2014
1:39 p.m.

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According to this article, anecdotally, more children are hurt handing out candy than are hurt trying to catch thrown candy.

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